The proposed hike in Mumbai metro fare, following recommendations by the Centre-appointed Fare Fixation Committee (FFC), has become a tricky issue for both the state and the Centre even as commuters continue to react angrily to the steep hike.
MUMBAI: Seven months after the withdrawal of the Rs 10 invitation fare and implementation of a graded fare structure, the daily passenger traffic on the Metro is still down by 14% or 40,000 passengers per day.
Public and yet not so completely. An irony, for sure. Fare Fixation Committee’s report on Mumbai Metro fares has been made public, but hasn’t been shared with the public.
In a major relief to lakhs of commuters, the Mumbai Metro One Pvt. Ltd. has decided to freeze the existing fare structure till October 31, though the Fare Fixation Committee has permitted a fare in the band of Rs.10-110, an official said here on Monday.
Monday and Wednesday are crucial for Metro commuters, as the contentious Fare Fixation Committee (FFC) report will be tabled in Monday’s board meeting of Mumbai Metro One Private Limited (MMOPL) and the Supreme Court will hear the petition on fares on Wednesday.
Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) officials seem to be unhappy with the report submitted by Fare Fixation Committee to Mumbai Metro One Private Limited (MMOPL) which might allow the operator of the 11.07 Km Versova Andheri Ghatkopar metro line
The Maharashtra State information Commission has brought Mumbai Metro One Private Limited (MMOPL) under the ambit of the Right to Information (RTI) Act by declaring it a public authority.
Calling the Metro an important public service, the Maharashtra Information Commission Thursday ruled that the Reliance Infrastructure-led Mumbai Metro One Pvt Ltd (MMOPL) was a public body and brought it under the purview of the Right to Information (RTI) Act.